From the Research Design Service (RDS) desk – optimising recruitment to a clinical trial
In this month’s blog post, we hear from Irene Stratton from RDS South Central about how to optimise recruitment to clinical trials, a key part of any successful research application and critical to successful study delivery. Find out more.
NIHR Grant Applications Seminar: guest speakers confirmed
Our popular seminar continues online and will take place on Thursday 7th July 2022 from 10.00am – 12.30pm.
We’re pleased to announce we’ll also be hearing from Janine Bestall and Louise Hayes about the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) programme. They will be giving an overview of the programme, the assessment process and what the funding panels are looking for.
Find out more.
Research Reset: recovering the UK’s capacity to deliver clinical research
Research Reset is the approach being implemented to recover the UK’s capacity to deliver clinical research. Reset is an ongoing process, and sponsors have been provided access to an online tool which provides a live view of studies requiring review.
Join Dementia Research call back
The ‘Join Dementia Research’ website has a new call back function, so healthcare professionals can sign their patients up to find out which research studies they could participate in. Watch their video to find out more.
Excess Treatment Costs thresholds lowered
Excess Treatment Costs (ETC) are costs incurred when treatments given as part of research studies are more expensive than the care participants would normally receive. The ETC threshold has been lowered, providing additional funding to secondary care providers with an additional 120 NHS sites receiving payments, helping to deliver the Government’s research vision. Find out more.
eBulletins and Newsletters
Latest NIHR funding calls
22/72 NIHR Research Partnerships – liver disease
Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)
Your local branch of the NIHR RDS (Research Design Service) is based within the BU Clinical Research Unit (BUCRU) should you need help with your application. We advise on all aspects of developing an application and can review application drafts as well as put them to a mock funding panel (run by RDS South West) known as Project Review Committee, which is a fantastic opportunity for researchers to obtain a critical review of a proposed grant application before this is sent to a funding body or if you’re hoping to resubmit the panel can provide some excellent tips and feedback.
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